The overlooked Sheffield cabbies procuring £15 per day in lock down
Battling Sheffield dark taxi drivers have uncovered they are making as meager as £15 every day and are scarcely bringing in enough cash to cover their lease and tabs.
With the nation only days into lock down, Hackney Carriage drivers are proceeding to attempt to bring in some cash however they are confronting a daunting task after a gigantic droop in exchange.
Drivers hanging tight for passages outside Sheffield Train Station uncovered they can hold as long as three hours now and then to get a charge with scores of taxis seen standing by quietly in lines for travelers to leave the station.
Consistently, they need to pay £618 for a license which permits them to stop outside the station and despite the fact that they requested a decrease, this was not conceded.
Presently, they should proceed to work and expectation exchange gets yet the circumstance is looking more hopeless continuously.
Wajid Hussain has been a cab driver for more than 15 years and has never confronted a period with so much vulnerability and nervousness.
“In nine to ten hours we can do only a few positions and we can’t make due on that, the 50-year-old father of-two said.
In some cases, in a ten-hour day, Wajid will make just £15.
He says cabbies were doing “alright” throughout the late spring when organizations returned and individuals were benefiting as much as possible from the administration’s Eat Out to Help Out plan.
In any case, that exchange has now vanished and they are presently depending on suburbanites showing up in Sheffield on trains from greater urban areas, for example, London.